Brand from Home | June 17, 2021


Contactless pickup services and limited in-person services are now available at Glendale Central Library, Brand Library, and Montrose Library.

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Music Playlists

Today's recommending listening is Delta Goodrem, Jazz in Latvia, Julian Bliss, Japanese Breakfast, Charli XCX, and Martha Argerich.

Here are some classic albums to listen to this summer! The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Joe Pass, Jo Stafford, Boyd Raeburn, Gregory Isaacs, and Sailing Ships & Tarot Cards.

Listen to a streaming playlist from Freegal Music, Naxos Music Library, Naxos Jazz Music Library, Hoopla or Music Online from Alexander Street free with your library card. Alexander Street will ask for an academic institution, use Glendale Public Library.

Read About Music

The Proquest Music Periodicals Database includes full text of over 140 music magazines and indexing to many more. Do you need articles from Guitar Player, Jazz Times, Keyboard, Fanfare or The Musical Times? Login with your library card.


Did you know that the Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive has Billboard Magazine issues back to 1894? Variety issues back to 1905? Radio and Records issues back to 1973? Musician issues back to 1982? Login with your library card number.


Here are a few new music biographies to check out! Georges Auric, Louis Armstrong, Wendy Carlos, Rob Halford, Odetta, and Ravi Shankar.

Music Podcasts

Broken Record is a podcast with interviews of stars such as Peter Frampton, Serj Tankian and Ziggy Marley. The podcast is hosted by Justin Richmond with interviews by the producer Rick Rubin, the writer Malcolm Gladwell, and the former New York Times editor Bruce Headlam.


Hit Parade Podcast is hosted by Chris Molanphy and covers music trivia and music history. Recent episodes have included Taylor Swift, Sam Cooke and the AC/DC Rule.




2021 Brand Associates Dance Series

This series, curated by acclaimed choreographer, teacher and producer Jamie Nichols, presents top dance companies from Southern California performing site-specific work in non-traditional performance spaces around Brand Library. This year performances will be streamed on our YouTube channel. The Dance Series includes interactive Sunday workshops with an opportunity to meet the artists. The Dance Series is sponsored by the Brand Associates.

For over 13 years, Versa-Style has promoted the empowerment, artistry, and value of hip-hop dance culture through full-length street dance theater productions, educational performances and deeply rooted social justice work in the community.

Performance: Saturday, June 19 - 20 (watch here)

Live Workshop: Sunday, June 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm (register here)








Mixed eMotion presents Gatsby Redux, a vintage yet contemporary dance experience. The audience is invited to join the garden party by dressing in 1920’s attire.

Performance: Saturday, June 26 - 27 (watch here)

Live Workshop: Sunday, June 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm (register here)







Checkout some dance films from the library in person or using our Contactless Pickup Services. Look for them in the library catalog.

Films Online

Check out a long excerpt of the The Mistake Waltz from choreographer Jerome Robbins' The Concert (or, The Perils of Everybody), which premiered in 1956 performed by the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Listen to Lydia Wellington give insight into the precision needed to perform the comic choreography of purposeful mistakes set to Frédéric Chopin’s Waltz in E Minor.

Teeth by Brooklyn filmmaker Alex Fischman Cardenas is a touching short about a renowned NYC subway dancer Ikeem “Teeth” Jones who offers his personal insight on how COVID-19 affected his beloved city, particularly how it brought his work to a complete stop for over a year.

A cowgirl named Rose and her eccentric pals embark on a mission in the clever and fervent short film Spell of the West. Created by LA based Sam Lane during her third year at CalArts, the animation follows the group’s journey through the roving hills and sentient forests as they search for the ax-wielding tyrant who’s chopping down trees and demolishing their cactus farm.


Checkout some art books from the library in person or using our Contactless Pickup Services. Look for them in the library catalog.

Brand Library Staff Reviews